ARACHNOPHOBIA BITES AS TARANTULA DISCOVERED IN TRALEE!!!
MAN FINDS LARGE HAIRY CRITTER IN RUSSELL ST
KEEP your eyes peeled for a hairy tarantula in Tralee following the discovery of the venomous spider by a Tralee man while walking down the street.
Trevor Galvin was on lunchbreak when he made the grisly discovery on Russell Street, just near the entrance to the Tralee Shopping Centre.
Believing he had found what was an injured tarantula, Trevor quickly snapped a photo of the unusual discovery on his phone.
He later posted the pics on social media with many of his followers arguing it was likely just the skin of a tarantula he had found.
They usually lose their skins in order to grow bigger in a process known as molting and this may be what Trevor spotted in Tralee town on his lunchbreak.
“I was just walking on the footpath and there it was,” he told The Kerryman “To me it looked like he was in trouble and was lying on the ground. I thought maybe he had fallen out of someone’s back-pack or something but people have said it is his skin. I didn’t touch it it could venemous.”
Tarantulas are common to South America and while there are certain species found in Europe – mostly in Spain and Italy – they are not usually seen in Ireland. They are also kept as pets and it is thought most likely that Trevor’s find was of the escaped pet variety.
If Trevor’s find was of a freshly-shed exoskeleton, it means an even bigger beastie is roaming town. Here’s hoping otherwise.
The carcass - or exoskeleton - of a tarantula discovered by Trevor Galvin on Russell St.